My boyfriend made this as part of our Valentine’s day meal (yes he cooks, and well too). It has a nice, light flavour. I would recommend eating it as a side dish, or with with bread and a side salad for a complete meal.


1-19 oz can (2 cups) of chickpeas, drained and thoroughly rinsed

1/2 small onion, diced

1/2 cup chopped parsley

1 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp sugar

1 tbsp coarse mustard

2 tbsp hemp hearts

salt and pepper to taste


Place rinsed chickpeas, onion, parsley, and hemp hearts in a bowl and gently toss.  Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, sugar, salt, pepper, and mustard (adjust to taste). Pour dressing over chickpeas and gently stir,  taking care not to crush the chickpeas. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition info (1 serving-about 1/2 cup):

  • calories: 220 
  • carbs: 32 g
  • protein: 8 g
  • fat: 7.5 g
  • fibre: 6 g